Ambulance crews across Scotland refuse to visit almost 600 homes across the country following threats or attacks on staff, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The Courrier report:

A total of 150 homes across Tayside, Fife and Forth Valley are blacklisted by ambulance chiefs, who will not allow their staff to enter without police protection.

The statistics were described as “staggering” by one MSP, who insisted they are evidence of a “real problem” with crime and disorder.

Across Scotland 593 addresses have been blacklisted because of previous attacks or threats on paramedics — an increase of more than 150 from this time last year.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.